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Cortez Tolbert

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Bio

My name is Cortez Tolbert, a 17-year-old student-athlete living in Pelham, Alabama. As I navigate through the pivotal years of adolescence, I recognize the significance of setting meaningful life goals. Three pillars form the foundation of my aspirations: contributing to my community, pursuing higher education, and continuing my passion for football. These ambitions drive me each day, propelling me forward on a journey of personal growth and fulfillment.

Education

Pelham High School

High School
2023 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Electromechanical Engineering
    • Behavioral Sciences
    • Social Sciences, General
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

    • Dream career goals:

      Sports

      Football

      Varsity
      2020 – 20244 years

      Awards

      • 2nd team all county

      Public services

      • Volunteering

        Mayat — Clean up yards and help repair things.
        2023 – Present

      Future Interests

      Advocacy

      Volunteering

      Philanthropy

      Entrepreneurship

      Sunshine Legall Scholarship
      My name is Cortez Tolbert, a 17-year-old student athlete residing in Pelham, Alabama. As I navigate through the pivotal years of adolescence, I've come to recognize the significance of setting meaningful life goals. Three pillars form the foundation of my aspirations: contributing to my community, pursuing higher education, and continuing my passion for football. These ambitions drive me each day, propelling me forward on a journey of personal growth and fulfillment. Volunteering has been an integral part of my life, providing me with a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment. Whether it's organizing fundraising events, assisting local projects, or simply lending a helping hand to those in need, the opportunity to make a positive impact on my community has been incredibly rewarding. Through my involvement with a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the elderly in our area, I've witnessed firsthand the power of collective action and compassion. Each interaction with the individuals we serve reaffirms my commitment to giving back and inspires me to strive for greater involvement in community initiatives. As I look to the future, I am eager to continue dedicating my time and energy to meaningful causes, knowing that even the smallest acts of kindness can ignite significant change. My aspirations extend beyond the confines of the football field, encompassing a deep-seated commitment to academic excellence and personal growth. Inspired by the remarkable legacy of my grandparents, who instilled in me the values of resilience, determination, and compassion, I am driven to pursue a career in electrical engineering. This decision is not only a testament to their enduring influence in my life but also a reflection of my desire to be a difference-maker in the world. As I embark on this educational journey, I am fueled by a sense of purpose and a steadfast determination to make meaningful contributions to society. Through rigorous study and hands-on experience, I aim to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to address pressing challenges and innovate solutions that improve the lives of others. With each step forward, I am guided by the wisdom and encouragement of my grandparents, whose unwavering support continues to inspire me to reach new heights. Football has been more than just a game to me; it's a source of passion, discipline, and personal growth. As I transition from high school to the collegiate level, I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to pursue my athletic dreams. I am fortunate enough to be able to take my passion for football to the next level, where I can continue to hone my skills, push my limits, and embrace the camaraderie of team sports. The lessons I've learned on the field – perseverance in the face of adversity, teamwork, and leadership – have shaped me into the person I am today. In the pursuit of my life goals, I am driven by a singular desire: to be a difference-maker in our world. Whether through my contributions to the community, my dedication to academic excellence, or my passion for football, I am committed to leaving a positive impact on those around me. With each endeavor, I am guided by the values instilled in me by my family, the lessons learned from my experiences, and the unwavering belief that small actions can lead to significant change. As I stand on the cusp of adulthood, I am filled with optimism and determination, ready to seize every opportunity and overcome every challenge that comes my way. With courage in my heart and purpose in my stride, I look forward to embracing the future and making my mark on the world.